Tax delinquency might lead to revocation of passport

The IRS is warning those with serious delinquent tax debt, currently defined as $52,000 or more, that their passports are subject to being revoked...

Starhopper scheduled to hop today

SpaceX has been issued a launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a 150-meter “hop” of the company’s Starhopper test vehicle today at the Boca Chica Beach launch/test site, according to nasaspaceflight.com. Cameron County has authorized the closure of Boca Chica Beach and S.H. 4 from the beach to Oklahoma Avenue from 2 p.m. to midnight Aug. 26-28, with today listed as the primary launch date and Aug. 27-28 as secondary dates. The county has also advised residents of Boca Chica Village to vacate the area, or at least be outside their homes, during today’s launch window of 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. to avoid injury from broken windows in the event of an “overpressure event” caused by a rocket malfunction.

Commissioner says budget won’t allow pay hike

The Cameron County Commissioners Court pulled the plug on proposed pay raises for county elected officials Tuesday, while a proposed tax abatement for Annova...

SpaceX hop rescheduled for this week

After canceling a planned 200-meter “hop” of its Starhopper test vehicle at Boca Chica Beach last week, SpaceX appears ready to try it again...

County commissioners to vote on pay raises

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said he’s not in favor of increasing county elected officials’ compensation to the maximum levels set by county...

Encuentro en la Frontera underway throughout the Valley

BY NUBIA REYNA | STAFF WRITER A multiple-day community arts festival and fundraiser event will take place this weekend in McAllen, Brownsville and Alton. The “Encuentro en la Frontera” is the...

Brownsville residents fear arsonist on the loose

BY NUBIA REYNA | STAFF WRITER Residents continue to remain on alert following a house fire last week that left the house and seven other...

SpaceX aims to take Starhopper prototype to 200 meters

As SpaceX gears up for a planned 200-meter “hop” of its Starhopper prototype as early as Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a...

SpaceX gearing up for 200-meter flight

  BROWNSVILLE — SpaceX the end of this week will start preparing for an untethered launch of its Starhopper prototype at Boca Chica Beach to...

No bond for third suspect in weekend kidnapping, shooting

EDINBURG — A man who told a murder victim’s father that he had been kidnapped along with his missing son as authorities were trying...

Judge to decide whether to consider former police chief’s lawsuit

Former Alamo Police Chief Baudelio Castillo will have to wait a little longer to see if a judge will order the city to give...

Practice makes perfect

SAN BENITO — Erasmo Cardoza called his varsity armed exhibition drill team to attention and gave them instructions to begin their routine. With modified fake...

San Benito NJROTC cadets gear up for competition season

SAN BENITO — Erasmo Cardoza called his varsity armed exhibition drill team to attention and gave them instructions to begin their routine. With modified fake...

Murder suspect maintains innocence, loses bid for lower bond

A man accused of bludgeoning his father to death last December won’t have his bond reduced any further, court records indicate. Joseph Robert Nocar, 39,...

Starship development hits milestone with brief flight

SpaceX’s first untethered launch of its Starhopper prototype at Boca Chica Beach late Thursday was an important milestone for the company and development of...

Wildfire burning near SpaceX launch site

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declared Thursday night’s test of the Starhopper a success, as the massive rocket went 60 feet into the air over...

Starhopper hovers over Boca Chica Beach

After months of delays the SpaceX Starhopper hovered untethered over the launch pad Thursday night at Boca Chica Beach. At 10:44 p.m. the hopper's engines...

Construction of migrant tent facility for virtual courtrooms begins in Cameron Co.

BY NUBIA REYNA | STAFF WRITER BROWNSVILLE — Within days of the “Remain in Mexico” policy being implemented by the Trump administration, the tent facility that...

50 years ago: Valley residents remember moon landing

Bill Reagan was 13 and at his home in his hometown: Brook Park, Ohio. The images were really hard to see. We kids were all...

SpaceX: Starhopper fine after fireball

BROWNSVILLE — The fireball that enveloped SpaceX’s Starhopper immediately following an engine static fire test at the Boca Chica launch site Tuesday night, though...

Children’s Museum celebrates Apollo anniversary

  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11th Launch, the Children’s Museum hosted a Rocket Party as part of their “Stellar Steam Space...

Report details man’s death before Brownsville police shot at him

A custodial death report submitted by the Brownsville Police Department to the Texas Attorney General’s Office says a red Mustang driven by a 20-year-old...

Another lawsuit filed for migrant in overcrowded detention facility 

A day before Vice President Mike Pence visited McAllen to tour a Border Patrol processing center while a Democratic congressional delegation followed up with...

Brownsville 12-year-old to attend Taekwondo World Championship

BY NUBIA REYNA | STAFF WRITER Paola Teran, a 12-year-old Brownsville resident and Taekwondonational champion, will compete at the World Championship in Uzbekistan, Asia, in August. Teran...

Hopper may hover today; Test would coincide with Apollo 11 anniversary

The first hover test of SpaceX’s Starship Hopper prototype could take place as early as today at the company’s Boca Chica Beach launch site,...

Brownsville photographer’s project honors RGV veterans 

BY NUBIA REYNA | STAFF WRITER Local photographer Martin Buitron felt the need to do something for the veterans in the Rio Grande Valley. As a...

Space case: Experts discuss city’s potential as industry hub

BROWNSVILLE — The space industry is a global phenomenon that has accelerated rapidly just in the last two years, as more and more startup...

Arrest made after pit bull found hanging from fence

  A 32-year-old Brownsville woman has been arrested on one count of cruelty to a non-livestock animal after a dead pit bull was found hanging...

Mass. senator visits migrant detention facilities in Brownsville, Weslaco

By Nubia Reyna | Staff Writer BROWNSVILLE — Amid the humanitarian crisis at the border, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey visited two Customs and Border Protection detention...

Business man sentenced for falsifying citizenship application

A federal judge sentenced a Brownsville man to time served plus 10 days for making a false statement or representation on his application to...